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Scotland's papers: Concert 'carnage' in Manchester

Scotland's front pages are dominated by the suspected terrorist attack at Manchester Arena in which 22 people are confirmed dead.

The Herald reports how the blast tore through the Ariana Grande pop concert injuring more than 50 people.

Thousands who had watched the appearance fled after hearing a "massive bang" with crowds of screaming and crying teens rushing from the venue, says The Scottish Sun.

The Scottish Daily Mail features a striking image of an injured concert-goer being led from Manchester Arena by the emergency services and says that the attack took place exactly four years to the day of the Lee Rigby killing.

Children are feared to be among those killed and wounded in the blast, writes The Courier.

The Daily Telegraph quotes pop star Ariana Grande saying she is "broken" following the bombing. The singer told her fans on Twitter: "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry."

A few of the papers had finalised their front pages before word of the attack filtered through. They are dominated by politics.

The Scotsman writes that Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to defend her "dramatic U-turn" on social care policy amid signs that controversy over a so-called "dementia tax" was hurting Conservatives in the polls.

Likewise, the i newspaper also says that Mrs May executed a dramatic U-turn over her plans to shake up the funding of social amid evidence that the "furore" over the so-called "dementia tax" was eroding Conservative support.

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale was accused of having the same political stance as the Tories after she tried to "outdo" Theresa May on being more opposed to a second independence referendum, claims The National.

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